Jose Miguel Cubero will undergo a medical this morning after finally arriving in Blackpool to sign for the Seasiders.
The Costa Rica World Cup star has agreed terms on a one-year contract after being highlighted as one of Pool manager Jose Riga’s top targets.
Should the results of the Lytham medical be positive, the 27-year-old will be confirmed as a Pool player in a £400,000 deal this afternoon, although international clearance could delay his debut.
The Seasiders must obtain a work permit for Cubero, though this is expected to be a formality because he is a regular in his national team.
Holding midfielder Cubero has spent his whole career in his homeland with Herediano and made four appearances at Brazil 2014.
Cubero confirmed the move last night on Twitter, saying: “I had a meeting with the coach and the chairman of @BlackpoolFC. Tomorrow I will have the medical test.”
Pool face Burnley at Bloomfield Road on Saturday and Riga is hoping to have a number of new signings on show in his side’s second and final friendly before the season begins at Nottingham Forest seven days later.
It should be another busy day at Bloomfield Road today, with striker Ishmael Miller also expected to complete his delayed signing. The former Manchester City and West Brom targetman was at Bloomfield Road last night to agree terms on a deal which will make the 27-year-old the highest-paid player at the club.